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IELTS Line Graph Vocabulary Guide

Updated on 13 April, 2023

Mrinal Mandal

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The importance of IELTS line graph vocabulary cannot be underestimated. The IELTS writing task 1 line graph vocabulary range is diverse and you should understand them carefully with suitable examples as well. Here is a basic guide that will help you out in this regard, while sharpening your preparations for this crucial section of the IELTS examination. 

How important is the vocabulary in the IELTS line graph? 

IELTS line graph vocabulary is essential since you should be able to demonstrate the diverse words to indicate the changes in the  downward and upward movements, trends, along with other vital aspects in the line graph. This will be analyzed by the examiner. You should also keep varying your vocabulary and style while writing your report, which necessitates a careful understanding of the same. 

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Vocabulary Table for Quick Reference

Here is a vocabulary table that will help you immensely with regard to gaining a better understanding of IETLS line graph vocabulary

Vocabulary CategoryExamplesUsage in Sentences
Nouns and Verbs

Upward Trends- Rise/a Rise, Go Up, Climb/a Climb, Increase/an Increase, Grow/ a Growth


Downward Trends- Drop/a Drop, Decrease/a Decrease, Decline/a Decline, Fall/a Fall 

  1. There was a prolonged rise in indices values between 2000 and 2001
  2. A significant drop in the count of influenza cases in the last few months 
  3. Experts noticed a steady fall in hospitalizations in this period
  4. Pharmacy stocks witnessed good growth over the last six months
  5. There was a marked decline in grocery prices as noted by experts for the month
AdverbsGradually, Steadily, Rapidly, Sharply, Steeply, Significantly, Considerably
  1. The market is gradually returning to normal
  2. Prices are beginning to rise sharply, thereby pinching consumer pockets greatly
  3. Rates of household goods increased considerably in the last few months
  4. The FMCG company is significantly expanding its presence in the South
  5. The stock rates are climbing steeply for some categories 
AdjectivesGradual, Sharp, Steady, Slight, Steep, Considerable, Dramatic 
  1. There has been a gradual decline in consumer product exports
  2. The market has held steady over the last year
  3. Authorities are concerned about the dramatic impact of the new road project
  4. There has been a considerable increase in valuations for these two start-ups as noted by investors 
  5. Are you sharp enough to detect the minor differences between these two books of accounts? 
Time Expressions Over the next three days, over the period, in the following three days, at the beginning of the period, at the end of the period, the final year, the last year, the first year
  1. The stock markets should be in free fall over the next three days
  2. The first year at an accounting firm is about learning the basics of bookkeeping 
  3. Prices finally stabilized at the end of the period in question 
  4. The final year of the warranty is 2020 
  5. The company had healthy profit margins at the beginning of the period 


Now that you know the importance of IELTS writing task 1 line graph vocabulary and its use, you should practice these words by including them in your answers. Endeavour to use as many different words as possible, taking reference from the examples listed above. Proper practice and persistence will definitely help you master the necessary vocabulary for cracking this section successfully! 

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